Who could be on the table for the Chicago Bears 2020 NFL draft?
It is that time. Like years of the past, the pre-draft process is all about identifying players for the Chicago Bears draft. Doing mock drafts in past years, we have identified players such as Roquan Smith, Bilal Nichols, Javon Wims, David Montgomery, and plenty of others.
Now, let’s see if we can identify any picks before the 2020 NFL draft. As always, the picks will come from TheDraftNetwork and their mock draft machine. I recommend anyone to give it a shot themselves. However, with that in mind, remember that the conversation should not be “he will not be there” but rather whether they will fit with the Bears and what they bring to the table.
With that in mind, let us start with round 2.
There has not been much noise around Hunt, and he had a relatively quiet combine. However, for a player in Hunt’s situation quiet is good, and the thought is that as we get closer to the NFL draft, his name will get louder and louder.
Hunt did not make a lot of noise at the combine because he is currently recovering from a groin injury that held him out of five games in his last year. The fact that the combine was quiet for Hunt means that there were no red flags that popped up, and as he gets healthier, his name should grow amongst draft fans.
Robert Hunt was an absolutely dominant tackle at Louisiana and has tape that says first-round possibility. His injury and small school pedigree, along with most scouts saying he needs to kick inside have him falling in the draft. However, 43 is about as far as he can fall.
Hunt would be an excellent fit at right guard, and with his improved health, starting week 1 is not off of the board. There are not many guards in this draft you can say that about. NFL.com compared him to Cody Ford, who started every game for the Bills as a rookie. Ford played right tackle, but projects to move to guard for the Bills this offseason.
Pro Football Focus noted his upside is that of a Pro Bowl guard, and that he could get on an NFL field tomorrow at the position.
Lastly, Dane Brugler of The Athletic also agrees that he has traits to line up guard and start immediately.
Not often do you find a day one starter in the middle of the second round. His groin injury is not serious, and he may workout at his Pro Day. Expect that to be the time that fans and draft analysts start mocking him as a top 50 pick.
The Bears could not pass up a chance to add a day one starter at right guard, and Hunt is a perfect fit.